By Michael Donovan
The Phillies not only won the last two games of their series with the Mets, but they also did the unthinkable:
Bringing golden boy Matt Harvey back to earth!
For the first five innings of the game, Harvey kept the Mets within striking distance, giving up one run in the third before settling down and retiring nine Phillies in a row.
But the 27-year-old right-hander stumbled in the sixth, when he hung a slider to Odubel Herrera, who crushed a two-run homer to right-center to give the Phillies a 3-0 lead.
“I made a bad pitch there, and it cost me some runs,” Harvey said. “Unfortunately today we needed zeroes, and I wasn’t able to do that.”
Harvey ultimately suffered his second loss of the year after allowing three runs on six hits while walking two and striking out three over six innings in the Mets’ 5-2 defeat to the Phillies.
He didn’t receive much help from the Mets’ offense, which had a listless showing outside of Yoenis Cespedes’ two-run shot in the bottom of the sixth.